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Snakes in Movies
 
Escape From L.A. (1996)
 
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The only snake in this campy John Carpenter action flick is Kurt Russell, an anti-hero who calls himself Snake Plisskin, but that's all it needs to make this a snake movie. A cobra tattoo on his stomach proves who he is.

The corrupt President of the country and his military tools force Snake to go on a mission to the island of Los Angeles, which was turned into a prison on foreign territory after a huge earthquake flooded its surroundings and the entire country became a conservative no-smoking, no-red-meat-eating, no fun zone. All of the criminals in the country are sent there, but in this new world, just being a Muslim in South Dakota is grounds for imprisonment.

After racing a one-man submarine to the island, Snake excites a lot of ladies, surfs a tsunami with Peter Fonda, hang glides with Pam Grier and Steve Buscemi, turns into a hologram, and kills a whole lot of bad guys. We also get to see a lot of L. A. icons -the Hollywood Sign, Disneyland, the Colusseum, Sunset Blvd., Mulholland Drive, the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Queen Mary - or what's left of them.

Plisskin had some previous experience 15 years earlier escaping from a maximum security prison island, that time it was Manhattan, in Escape From New York (1981).